Submitted by Hui Chuen via FB. (Thanks!)
"I found difficult to generate idea for this speaking question, hope you could help me. Malaysia has achieved a great deal in 50 years of independence. Discuss what has been greatest success.
especially for economic success, I totally don't know what can I say.."
Anyone wants to attempt? Please comment here. I will provide the suggested answers in my next blog post. :P
Below is a sample answer from 'Immature'. Great job. I've filled it out a bit (CAPITAL LETTERS ARE MY ADDITIONS)
*investors will invest in msia economy
- BECAUSE INVESTORS PREFER STABLE COUNTRIES
- E.G. CURRENT RULING GOVT HAS SUCCEEDED IN LURING IN FOREIGN INVESTORS ESP IN ISLAMIC BANKING
*people able to live in peace
- BECAUSE THERE IS MINIMAL RACIAL TENSION
- E.G. ALL RACES LIVE UNDER ONE ROOF IN HARMONY UNLIKE WARRING COUNTRIES LIKE AFGHANISTAN, PALESTINE ETC.
*msia visited by tourists from around the world
- BECAUSE PEOPLE FEEL SAFE VISITING POLITICALLY STABLE COUNTRIES
- E.G. SUCCESS OF VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR CAMPAIGNS MOSTLY DUE TO POLITICAL STABILITY
*there's a lot of msian products being exported to other countries
- BECAUSE WE R ABLE TO INNOVATE NEW PRODUCTS, HIGH DEMAND PRODUCTS
- E.G. PALM OIL (ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP EXPORTERS), PETROLEUM PRODUCTS & BY-PRODUCTS ETC.
*there's alot income/REVENUE from investors
- BECAUSE INVESTORS PREFER MALAYSIA'S ECONOMY WHICH IS STABLE AND PROMISING
- E.G. MANY INVESTORS IN INDUSTRIALISATION, AGRO-BASED, ISLAMIC BANKING ETC.
*TOURISM REVENUE CONTRIBUTES TO ECONOMIC SUCCESS
- BECAUSE MANY TOURISTS TRAVEL TO MALAYSIA AND INCREASES FOREIGN EXCHANGE INTO OUR COUNTRY
- E.G. GENTING, MEGA SALES, TRAVEL TOURS ETC.
* CONSTANT REVISION & UGPRADE OF PRIMARY & SECONDARY SYLLABUS
- BECAUSE WE NEED TO KEEP ABREAST WITH THE LATEST IN TEACHING & LEARNING
- E.G. KBSM REPLACED BY KSSR (STANDARD CURRICULUM FOR PRIMARY EDUCATION)
*many studs achieve great success in SPM & able to further their studies in universities
- BECAUSE STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN GOVT SCHOOLS AS THEIR FOUNDATION & SUPPORTED BY MANY SCHOLARSHIP & LOAN (PTPTN) PROGRAMS
- E.G. NUMBER OF TERTIARY EDUCATION INTAKE INCREASES EVERY YEAR, MORE STUDENTS CHOOSING TO CONTINUE STUDIES
*many international stud came to study in msia uni
- BECAUSE MALAYSIA AIMS TO BECOME THE REGIONAL EDUCATION HUB
- E.G. BOTH GOVT UNIS (UM, UPM, UKM ETC) AND PRIVATE COLLEGES (TAYLOR'S, INTI, TAR ETC) HAVE MANY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
*the many races in msia respect and tolerate each otherS' customS & religionS
- BECAUSE MALAYSIAN REALISE THE NEED FOR TOLERANCE & HIGH RESPECT FOR ALL CULTURES
- E.G. MAY 13, 1969 RACIAL RIOTS ARE A GOOD REMINDER WHY WE SHOULD LIVE TOGETHER PEACEFULLY AT ALL TIMES.
*open house during festive seasons(Hari Raya,CNY,Deepavali) are celebrated together
- BECAUSE RACIAL HARMONY PROMOTES MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECT FOR ALL RACES
- E.G. THE ATMOSPHERE DURING FESTIVE SEASONS IS GREAT BECAUSE EVERYONE CELEBRATES ALL OCCASIONS
*food-Malay,Chinese,Deepavali enjoy eating each races' traditional food
- BECAUSE THERE IS A HUGE VARIETY OF DELICIOUS FOOD SHARED BY ALL RACES
- E.G. EVEN CHINESE USE HAND TO EAT 'ROTI CANAI', MALAYS & INDIANS ABLE TO USE CHOPSTICKS WELL SHOWS RACIAL HARMONY & ACCEPTANCE OF OTHERS' CULTURES IN TERMS OF FOOD.
"idk what's going on my head?!! the question is difficult.from the 2nd point onwards, i was just typing w/out thinking whthr the elaborations are correct or not"
October 9, 2011 3:56 AM
1. ALWAYS THINK OF 3 MAIN POINTS AND FOR EVERY POINT, GIVE REASONS AND EXAMPLES.
2. IF YOU CANT ELABORATE ALL WITHIN 2 MINS & U DONT HV CONCLUSION, THERE IS NO PENALTY.. EVEN IF U TALK ABT 1 POINT FOR 2 MINS BUT SUBSTANTIATE IT WELL WITH GOOD JUSTIFICATION AND EXAMPLES, THEN YOU CAN STILL SCORE HIGH MARKS.
3. IMMATURE: WELL DONE... GOOD JOB WITH MOST OF THE POINTS! I'VE JUST ADDED MORE 'MEAT' BASED ON 'FACTS' TO UP THE LEVEL OF YOUR ANSWERS TO BAND 5 & 6 (PERFECT GRAMMAR & AMAZING VOCAB EXPECTED OF BAND 6)
TO THE REST OUT THERE... GOOD LUCK!